BAN vs IRE Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 20, 2023

BAN vs IRE Match Prediction - Mar 20, 2023

Tournament: Ireland tour of Bangladesh, 2023.

Date: March 20, 2023.

Format: One day

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet.

Time: 08:00

In the second one-day international of the ongoing series, Ireland takes on Bangladesh tomorrow in Sylhet. This day-night game will be played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has taken a 1-0 lead in the one-day series by securing a record-breaking 183-run win in the first ODI against Ireland. Let's take a closer look at the match prediction, weather report, and betting tips for this match.

BAN vs IRE Team Previews


In the first ODI played at the same venue between these two sides, Bangladesh batted first to score a massive total of 338 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Ireland replied with 155 runs all out to take a huge defeat with a margin of 183 runs in this game. The Ireland outfit was bowled out within 30.5 overs and fell well short of the target. They never looked like getting anywhere close to the target set by the Bangladesh outfit. Towhid Hridoy was adjudged the player of the match for his superb 92-run contribution from 85 balls.

Bangladesh lost an early wicket in the form of Tamim Iqbal with the score being 15 runs. Litton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto did try to steady the ship after that but, both of them got out when they looked set for a big score. The real impetus to the Bangla innings was provided by Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy. Shakib scored 93 runs from 89 balls with 9 fours and Hridoy hit 92 from 85 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes. During the latter portion of the Bangladesh inning, Mushfiqur Rahim scored 44 runs from 26 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes to take the score to an imposing one.

The Bangladesh bowling attack was right on the money from the start of the Ireland innings. Ebadot Hossain was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh picking up 4 wickets for just 42 runs. Nasum Ahmed picked up 3 wickets for 43 runs from his 8 overs. Ebadot Hossain bowled 6.5 overs for his 4 wickets. Most of the Bangladesh bowlers were among the wickets during the Ireland innings. Taskin Ahmed picked up a couple of scalps for 15 runs from his 6 overs and Shakib was among the wickets as well taking a solitary wicket for 23 runs.  

Bangladesh Playing 11

Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Yasir Ali , Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud.


The Ireland team took a terrible beating in the first ODI between the two countries. It will be tough for them to recover from the debacle in the remaining matches of the series. The Ireland bowling attack was taken to the cleaners by Towhid Hridoy and Shakib Al Hasan in the middle overs. Although Graham Hume was successful in picking up 4 wickets, he gave away 60 runs in the process from his quota of 10 overs. Some of the other Ireland bowlers that were among the wickets were Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, and Andy McBrine who picked up a wicket apiece.

While chasing a daunting target of 339 runs, the Irish team made a decent start to their innings by scoring 60 runs for the first wicket from 11.2 overs. Stephen Doheny and Paul Stirling scored 34 and 22 runs respectively to provide a decent start to the chase. But the Irish middle order could not do too much with the sheer weight of the massive target. George Dockrell scored a spirited 45 from 47 balls with 6 fours in the lower middle order. But this effort was nowhere close to being enough to win the match.

Andy Balbirnie will be leading the Irish charge in the second ODI between the two countries. The Irish batting order will once again have Stephen Doheny and Paul Stirling opening the batting in all probability. They did a decent job of it in the first ODI and will be trusted to provide another solid start in this game. There are some good all-rounders in the Irish team such as bowling all-rounders Mark Adair, and Fionn Hand. Some good batting all-rounders are present in the team as well such as Gareth Delany and Paul Stirling. 

Ireland Playing 11

Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Matthew Humphreys, Graham Hume.

BAN vs IRE Toss Prediction

There were 4 one-day international games played at the Sylhet International Stadium in Sylhet. The teams batting first have won 3 out of these 4 games. The reason is that the wicket becomes slower as the game progresses and it is difficult to score runs on it. So, the skipper winning the toss will have no hesitation in batting first on this ground.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The first ODI between Ireland and Bangladesh was the first international one-day game after a gap of 2 years. The average first innings total scored at this venue is 291 runs. This indicates that batting first is advantageous on this ground. The ground is a small one and the short boundaries mean a lot of runs can be scored on this ground. The slow track means the spinners will like the conditions more than the fast bowlers. Although a fresh wicket might be prepared for the match, you can expect a similar wicket to the one we had for the first game.

It is expected that we will get temperatures in the region of 23 to 26 degrees during the match. There is a good possibility of rain interruptions during the game. The relative humidity will be in the region of 65% during the afternoon, increasing gradually as the match progresses. There is more than a 70% opportunity of getting a cloud cover during the game.  

BAN vs IRE Betting Tips

Everybody had predicted a win for Bangladesh in the first ODI. They are playing at home and as a result, are better aware of the conditions. They proved this fact to be true in the first match and they are once again red-hot favorites to win the second match and take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the ODI series.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Nazmul Hossain Shanto to score more than 28 runs in the match for Bangladesh.



Nazmul Hossain Shanto has been in good touch for all the teams he has played for during the season. You can bet on him to score more than 28 runs in this game.

  1. 10CRIC


    Graham Hume to emerge as the leading bowler for Ireland.



Graham Hume did an excellent job in the first game between the two sides by picking up 4 wickets. You can expect him to become the leading bowler for Ireland again.

  1. Rajabets


    Bangladesh to score in the excess of 3 runs in the first over of the innings.



This is a one-day international cricket match and you can expect the Bangladesh openers to score more than 3 runs in the first over of their innings.

Today Match Prediction

Bangladesh To Win the Match, 1.16

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Who will win BAN vs IRE

Bangladesh 71.35% (127)
Ireland 28.65% (51)
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